I don't recall what brand of bottle I used. There wasn't the variety then, like there is now. Probably only a few different brands. My best friend, left her child rearing VERY late (in her 40s), and she used the Avent brand bottle. There were no BPA free bottles when my kids were babies, and they have turned out very fit and healthy. As for pacifiers, I just bought whichever was the cheapest, as my children went through a stage of throwing them on the ground. When you have to keep replacing them, cheapest is best. Pacifiers kept getting lost. You would go out shopping and it would be there, and you would come back and it would be gone. They seemed to get lost so easily.
Only ever had one smashed . . . over forty three years ago . . . in the middle of a shopping mall. I see they now have silicone covers to prevent this. Ah well, that's progress. Never had dummies so I cannot comment. My daughter freaked out if she saw other kids with them. LOL